Social commitment

As an education provider, social commitments and corporate responsibility are important to englishCrossroads.

In particular, the encouragement of young talent lies at the centre of our social commitment. The sooner the foundation for a good education is laid, the greater benefits for the individual and society at large.

englishCrossroads therefore contributes to both the schooling of children and the vocational education of young adults by supporting the following organisations: Förderverein Kinderfreundliches Stuttgart e.V., Projekt Kindertaler (http://www.stuttgarter-kindertaler.de), Hayag International e.V. (http://www.hayag-project.com) and Agendagruppe „Schule und Berufswelt“ der Stadt Esslingen, Projekt Wegweiser (http://www.mentoren-es.de).

In order to encourage visitors of our website to assist us in giving these children and young adults the possibility to receive a good education, we would like to introduce you to these three organisations below:

Under the motto “Alle machen mit“ (English: Everyone pitches in), the Förderverein Kinderfreundlische Stuttgart was started by the “Bürgerstiftung Stuttgart” in 2008 as a fundraising effort called

Stuttgarter Kindertaler“.

This initiative supports successful children’s projects in Stuttgart and secures their financial position. Their goal is to raise as much funds as possible over the next five years for the project “Kindertaler” in order to provide good prospects for various children’s projects in the greater Stuttgart area. To this end, the “Bürgerstiftung Stuttgart” collects financial help from businesses and citizens alike.

Further information and the online donation site can be found at the following address: http://www.stuttgarter-kindertaler.de.

Since 2004, the project “Hayag” (English: Light) has supported young girls in the Philippines working towards a high school or college degree. As a result these young girls will posses the foundations on which they can continue to build a future for themselves.

The girls selected by this project are either orphans or have come from poor circumstances, who without external support wouldn’t be able to receive an education.

Further information and the online donation site can be found at the following address: http://www.hayag-project.com.

The project “Wegweiser” (English: Guide) is a support program for mentoring school children in the area of Esslingen. Through personal and continual sessions between a student and mentor, the children are prepared for the transition to working life. Seminars on manners, communication techniques, social skills and economic demands are also taught during these sessions.

Further information and the online donation site can be found at the following address: http://www.mentoren-es.de.